HBO’s “The Idol” Just Premiered At The 2023 Cannes Film Festival — Here’s How Audiences Reacted
HBO‘s The Idol reportedly received a five-minute standing ovation after its screening at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
On May 22, HBO’s The Idol held its screening at the Lumière Theatres at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival held in Southern France.
On this day, Jennie stunned with her The Idol co-star Troye Sivan at the film festival’s red carpet. The idol wore a princess-esque white lace dress adorned with black accents.
According to reports, Jennie and her cast had much to celebrate on this day. On May 23, it was reported that the HBO series received a rousing 5-minute standing ovation after its screening.
The series, which follows an aspiring pop star and her complicated relationship with a self-hero guru and head of a cult, has been controversial, to say the least. On the same day, a tweet from the American media outlet Variety reviewing the first two episodes of the show went viral in Korea, which horrified many Korean netizens.
Revenge porn photos of bodily fluids on Lily Rose Depp’s face, masturbation with ice cubes, nightclub-owning scam artists and vile Hollywood sycophants populated the first two episodes of Sam Levinson's "The Idol." https://t.co/CbGnrTP3Cp
— Variety (@Variety) May 22, 2023
Despite this, it seems the show has ultimately won over the audience at the film festival. Only time will tell if the show, which will be released on June 4, wins over K-Pop audiences, but a standing ovation at Cannes is the best start the show could hope for.
Check out The Idol‘s trailer in the link below.